Police in Gloucestershire have paid informants more than £150,000 for information a Freedom of Information request has revealed.
This is Gloucestershire report:
FORMER criminals working undercover for Gloucestershire police are being paid tens of thousands of pounds to help trace the most-wanted offenders.
Police informants netted more than £166,000 over five years from the force, given in exchange for intelligence used to land criminals at large.
Receipts obtained by the Echo through the Freedom of Information Act have revealed the force made regular yearly payments to the informers ranging from £31,000 to £35,000.